Communications Biology (May 2021)

The origin of island populations of the African malaria mosquito, Anopheles coluzzii

  • Melina Campos,
  • Mark Hanemaaijer,
  • Hans Gripkey,
  • Travis C. Collier,
  • Yoosook Lee,
  • Anthony J. Cornel,
  • João Pinto,
  • Diego Ayala,
  • Herodes Rompão,
  • Gregory C. Lanzaro

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 4, no. 1
pp. 1 – 9


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Campos, Lanzaro and colleagues use whole-genome sequencing and population genomic analyses to infer connectivity between mainland and island mosquito populations in West Africa. The unique biogeographic history for each island population is reported, and the findings highlight potential candidate sites for genetic-based malaria control strategies.